Corprate Bias Ratings
Rite Aid does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. However, it did fire an employee for bringing a pocket knife to work, which she used to defend herself against an assailant. The company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not used its reputation, corporate dollars, or PAC contributions for ideological purpose. For these reasons, Rite Aid receives a Lower Risk rating. Note: Rite Aid has plans to dispense abortion pills at some of its pharmacies. It is unclear if the pharmacy will allow for religious exemptions for pharmacists that object due to closely held beliefs.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Rite Aid pledges to work with suppliers and customers regardless of their viewpoints (1). In 2020, a Rite Aid employee was fired for defending herself and the store from a violent customer, although Rite Aid alleges the use of a pocket knife for self-defense warranted the firing (2). Rite Aid has plans to dispense abortion pills at some of its pharmacies (3). It is unclear if the pharmacy will allow for religious exemptions for pharmacists that object due to closely held beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
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August 29, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|7/27/22||Governance||Kenneth Steiner||Adopt Simple Majority Vote||Against||62.50%|